+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Hypothetically, if you thought your child was gifted....

    But didn't do anything about it, or pursue it. Do you think that is a bad or detrimental thing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,379
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked
    637
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Of course not. I'm sure my dd1 is gifted but as she doesn't have any of the negative behavioral issues that gifted children can have, there is no point in labeling her. Her school is extending her appropriately, she's happy and we are happy.
    I was a gifted child but never got tested or labelled. It didn't do me any harm.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,765
    Thanks
    1,903
    Thanked
    2,790
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    It would depend if the child is having any resultant behavioural difficulties or not.

    If no issues, then no - At school they will be extended and have lots of opportunities to do extra learning, so as a parent you don't really have to "do" anything if you don't want to, just let it happen.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,750
    Thanks
    2,078
    Thanked
    3,540
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    It would only be a 'bad' thing if it caused the child undue stress - ie severe boredom and resultant poor behaviour at school.

    If the child is happy, engaged and coping them nothing extra needs to happen.

    Most good schools recognise a gifted child and have programs in place for G&T kids
    Last edited by WorkingClassMum; 20-06-2013 at 20:37.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to WorkingClassMum For This Useful Post:

    TimeForWine  (20-06-2013)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1,292
    Thanks
    409
    Thanked
    752
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Not at all. I wouldn't bother getting assessments done (unless I was going for entry into a specific program like PIAC or a merit select school). I think you teach/stimulate kids in their areas of interest, up to the bounds of their knowledge.

    Knowing their exact IQ wouldn't change how I would approach their learning.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Yes, there are issues with behavior, he isn't terrible or anything, just has his moments. His school wants him to see a psychologist. But I just don't see why we should. I don't see how he could be gifted if I have never noticed it? Aren't gifted kids really good a reading and writing and maths and all that stuff?

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,750
    Thanks
    2,078
    Thanked
    3,540
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    G&T kids can have a g/t in one area only and even struggle in another area (ie brilliant maths, cant read/write for nuts) or can be G&T in many areas.

    If your child is bored, the school needs to engage him - but if he's disruptive AND there's an emotional issue maybe a pyche. would be a good idea.

    Having a thorough check up can't hurt

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WorkingClassMum For This Useful Post:

    PlayNice  (20-08-2013),TimeForWine  (20-06-2013)

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    360
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    102
    Reviews
    0
    If the school suggested something I'd be more willing to go along with it to make sure the child was getting the best education the school could offer.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    It could be Apsie as well, but as with anything else, I don't want him to have a label if he doesn't need it. Plus they have taken Aspie of the DSM anyway, so what is the point.

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,678
    Thanks
    788
    Thanked
    1,847
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    If it is causing issues...then, yes...not getting him tested would be a mistake.

    I waited for quite a while even though he was having lots of issues and I regret that now.

    this article sums it up for me http://voices.yahoo.com/do-gifted-ch...60.html?cat=25

    DS saw a pysch and they were great...he saw them 6 times for 1-2 hours at a time. They did testing and also spoke to him about various things and then the report I got afterwards was fantastic.

    The tips I got, the info for school, the support...all of it has helped DS beyond words.

    They also picked up an auditory processing issue and knowledge of that has also made a massive difference (we knew he was sensitive to certain noises but had no idea just how pervasive it was).

    I would say there is no harm in testing...but a lot to gain.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Do you keep quiet about your gifted child?
    By mim1 in forum Gifted Children
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 17-05-2013, 20:41
  2. What makes a child gifted?
    By Renesme in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26-11-2012, 15:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Einsteinz Music
Make music at Einsteinz Music in age-appropriate class in Sydney's Inner West, Eastern Suburbs or North Shore. For ages 6 mths - 4 yrs. All music is live! Christmas Gift certificates available for full term or casual classes. Call 0431 338 143
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
L'il Aussie Prems Foundation
An Australian charity supporting families of premature babies & children. The charity assists families who are at high risk of giving birth prematurely, who have babies currently in hospital and families with toddlers who were born too soon.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!